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  NCJ Number: NCJ 172816     Find in a Library
  Title: New Directions From the Field: Victims' Rights and Services for the 21st Century- Corrections
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Anonymous
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 19
  Annotation: This document deals with promising practices and recommendations related to corrections.
  Abstract: This is a reprint of Chapter 5 from New Directions From the Field: Victims' Rights and Services for the 21st Century. The chapter examines the adult and juvenile justice agencies responsible for incarceration, detention, supervision and surveillance of those accused or convicted of crime. The corrections system includes institutional corrections (the prison system) and facilities such as jails that temporarily confine those accused or convicted of crime. Community corrections includes probation and parole. The document discusses the role of victims in institutional and community corrections; a chronology of corrections' response to crime victims; and 15 recommendations from the field for corrections. The recommendations refer to a number of areas for action by corrections agencies, including establishing victim advisory committees, collecting and distributing restitution payments, and scope and design of victim-offender dialogue programs. Notes
  Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
  Index Term(s): Probation or parole services ; Policy ; Community-based corrections (adult) ; Community-based corrections (juvenile) ; Victim services ; Corrections management ; Alternatives to institutionalization ; Corrections ; Corrections decisionmaking
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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